Date:  May 2016  |  1500 SF  |  Location: Mansfield Ski Club

Designed by Luis Mendez and the collaboration of Kent Rawson, KRA Architects


This boldly contemporary chalet will be the centerpiece of Mansfield Ski Club’s new life-lease chalet community in the Mulmur Hills. Situated on a steeply sloping site near the main clubhouse and adjacent to downhill ski runs, the compact 3-storey dwelling contains a total of 1670 sq. ft.  of living space.  Kitchen, dining & living areas, along with a small walkout deck, are located on the top floor to maximize natural light & views across the valley to the east.  Two bedrooms (including a spacious master with ensuite bath) & a second full bath are located on the middle level.  The lower level accommodates a small third bedroom or TV room, along with utility/storage space, a roughed-in future bath & single garage.

For convenience, entrances to the chalet are provided at both front (downhill) & rear (uphill), via a stair ‘tower’ located at the side of the main structure.  Exterior cladding is a combination of various wood & metal sidings (incl. cedar as an accent at front entrance), oriented horizontally on the main structure & vertically on the stair tower.  To unify the overall design composition, a darker colour siding is used to create a strong horizontal ‘belt’ that highlights the middle floor level .  In selecting exterior materials & finishes, emphasis was placed on maximum durability to minimize long-term maintenance.